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Moore Township
2491 Community Drive, Bath, PA 18014
Phone: 610-759-9449 Fax: 610-759-9448
Population 8,673
Square Miles 38
Chairman Maynard Campbell
Congressional District 16th
Legislative District 138th
Type of Government Board of Supervisors
School District Northampton Area School District 610-262-7811
Public Library Northampton Area Public Library 610-262-7537
Property Tax Rate 2.0 mills
Cable RCN 800-746-4726
Service Electric Cable TV & Communications 800-232-9100
Gas Private
Electric Met-Ed 800-545-7741
PPL Electric Utilities 800-342-5775
Water Private Wells
Waste Removal Private Haulers
Moore Township was formed in 1765 and named after John Moore, a representative of the Provincial Assembly from 1761-1762. Moore Township is a large, rural community containing 38 square miles in North-Central Northampton County, PA. The township entirely surrounds the small Borough of Chapman Quarries. Two larger Boroughs, Bath and Nazareth are located to the South and Southeast. The township has 6 different mailing addresses due to its large size; they include Bath, Nazareth, North-ampton, Danielsville, Walnutport and Wind Gap. The Moore Township Police Department and Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company provide 24-hour emergency services to the township.
Moore Township is very rural and contains beautiful picturesque farmlands, woodlands and mountains. Framed to the North by the Blue Mountain, the township has the famous Appalachian Trail, which also runs through the township.
Agriculture and single-family residences, along with open space is the largest feature that can be seen within the township. Despite the coming of the Industrial Age, Moore Township has remained largely rural in character. In a series of meetings and questionnaires over the years, township residents said they value the physical beauty of the township, the openness of land and the wildlife and plant life around them. Thus, in planning for the future they recognize the need to remember and preserve elements of our past.

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